Edifier launches low-cost, hi-res wi-fi earbuds to rival Airpods Professional

Edifier Neobud Pro high-res, wireless, noise-cancelling earbuds are coming soon.
Edifier Neobud Professional high-res, wi-fi, noise-cancelling earbuds are coming quickly.
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Beijing-based Edifier has constructed up a fame for producing high-quality audio system and headphones. Now, with the upcoming launch of its Neobuds Professional hi-res, wi-fi, noise-cancelling earbuds, it appears hungry to seize market share from prime condenders like Apple’s Airpods Professional and Sony’s new WF-100XM4.

In Cult of Mac‘s ongoing protection of individuals’s attention-grabbing laptop setups, Edifier has made a number of appearances. It normally reveals up within the context of bookshelf audio system. However typically it makes the grade when the story’s setup-builder is clearly an audiophile.

Edifier earbuds for some sound experts, not all

And there’s good motive to suppose the brand new Neobuds Professional earbuds could befit a budding audiophile. However for a lot much less cash than they’d should spend on most high-end noise-cancelling, wi-fi earbuds.

“The Neobuds Professional are the primary hi-res-certified, noise-canceling, really wi-fi earphones out there that boast a dynamic driver, Knowles balanced armature, and LHDC+ACC codec,” the corporate mentioned.

One catch so far as truly experiencing the highest-level audio high quality has extra to do with folks’s smartphones, nonetheless. Most massive smartphone manufacturers bought within the U.S. don’t but assist the mandatory Low Latency Excessive-Definition Audio Codec (LHDC) for Bluetooth, based on an in depth report in Digital Traits.

Obtainable for $99 by August

Edifier’s new Neobuds Professional wi-fi earbuds can be found to preorder on crowdfunding web site IndieGoGo for $99 (some early-bird spots are nonetheless out there at $89). A few month stays within the IndieGoGo marketing campaign. Transport is anticipated to start out across the finish of July.

It seems the common value can be about $149, with availability beginning on websites like Amazon a number of weeks later.

Simply to match, Sony’s extensively admired new WF-1000XM4 wi-fi earbuds go for about thrice the value, at about $279.99. Airpods Professional usually vary from about $200 to $249.

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